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Quite a Ride

It's not unheard of to read about a baseball fan who makes it their goal to see every Major League baseball stadium in the country. It is rarer to hear about someone attempting to do it in one season. Darren O'Donnell's goal is even more unique. Mr. O'Donnell set out in April to see every ballpark in the country, but he's attempting to do it by bicycle.

The project will take him almost six months, and he will travel over 10,000 miles on his bike. His true goal is to use the publicity he gains while on his trek to make contacts with every Major League team with the hope of landing a Front Office job by next season. He recently did an interview with the Seattle Times, which is the largest paper near his home in Bellingham, WA. One of the quotes from that interview struck a chord with me, and for obvious reasons.

"I would love to do statistical analysis for a team. Or really just working in the front office at any level. I just think it would be awesome to get paid to watch baseball." - Darren O'Donnell

Darren, let me be the first to tell you that getting paid to watch baseball is every bit as glorious as you've imagined it to be. I'll certainly be pulling for the guy, and hoping that some team gives him the opportunity to live out his dream in a front office somewhere.

Hey, if it doesn't work with the big clubs, maybe next year he could bike to every Triple-A stadium in the country. If he works his way through every level, someone has to give him a shot.

It's not unheard of to read about a baseball fan who makes it their goal to see every Major League baseball stadium in the country. It is rarer to hear about someone attempting to do it in one season. Darren O'Donnell's goal is even more unique. Mr. O'Donnell set out in April to see every ballpark in the country, but he's attempting to do it by bicycle.

The project will take him almost six months, and he will travel over 10,000 miles on his bike. His true goal is to use the publicity he gains while on his trek to make contacts with every Major League team with the hope of landing a Front Office job by next season. He recently did an interview with the Seattle Times, which is the largest paper near his home in Bellingham, WA. One of the quotes from that interview struck a chord with me, and for obvious reasons.

"I would love to do statistical analysis for a team. Or really just working in the front office at any level. I just think it would be awesome to get paid to watch baseball." - Darren O'Donnell

Darren, let me be the first to tell you that getting paid to watch baseball is every bit as glorious as you've imagined it to be. I'll certainly be pulling for the guy, and hoping that some team gives him the opportunity to live out his dream in a front office somewhere.

Hey, if it doesn't work with the big clubs, maybe next year he could bike to every Triple-A stadium in the country. If he works his way through every level, someone has to give him a shot.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.